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Poster: ejm Date: Dec 4, 2007 5:40am
Forum: texts Subject: Can't Search Recent Additions

Every time I try to click on "Search Recent Additions" I get an error message. The message states that they're working to correct this, but it's been going on for quite some time now. I can sometimes search keywords, but the texts don't always have keywords, or some have keywords that don't make a lot of sense. As a result, I'm effectively shut out of the new text files.

Does anyone know what's going on?

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Dec 4, 2007 7:24am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Can't Search Recent Additions

Yeah I've got the same problem. My guess is there is a bad/corrupt record added recently that is causing the search to crash. You can get around it by searching on a specific date. In the search field:

publicdate:2007-12-02

shows all the books added Dec 2nd. If you happen to search on a day that returns the error, that is where the corrupt record is.

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Poster: MaureenKennedy Date: Dec 4, 2007 11:09pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Can't Search Recent Additions

I doubt above, because this problem has been ongoing for over two weeks now. I feel like saying "Vacation is over, get your hiney going to fix this site!" I have been recommending this site to tons of people and not having it work right ever since. Try getting browse on authors names or titles, you get the same error. Unless you have bookmarked a book - nothing else seems to work!

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Dec 5, 2007 6:24am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Can't Search Recent Additions

Yeah you may be right.

I've been adding author searches to Wikipedia articles like:

==External links==
*Works by Robert Louis Stevenson at Internet Archive
*Works by Robert Louis Stevenson at Project Gutenberg
*Works by Robert Louis Stevenson at Google Books
etc..

..and people have been removing Internet Archive because the searches don't work! Kind of a waste of time. I know these Wikipedia links create a lot of traffic because I can see the download counters spike. Feels like a waste of my time and efforts.

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Poster: ejm Date: Dec 7, 2007 7:56am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Can't Search Recent Additions

I just looked to see if the "See Recent Additions" search was down on the other archives. It is. But I also saw a post on the Live Music Archive Forum to the effect that they are rebuilding their search. Look in that forum and look under

"Server problems - an update from Tracey."

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Poster: CarbonDated Date: Mar 7, 2008 6:47am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Can't Search Recent Additions

It seems to all be working now but it is slow. Maybe it is the time of day. I was searching during prime internet time. Right now when I search it is really fast.

Davis

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-03-07 14:47:06